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Neighbourhood Watch Scotland – Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders

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It’s National Consumer Week this week and, since the theme is doorstep crime, it’s a good time to think about how you can organise with your neighbours to stop rogue traders and bogus callers. Most importantly, if you witness suspicious doorstep activity you can report it to Citizen’s Advice on 03454 040506. Try to remember… Read more »

Waverley Apprentice Wins SNIPEF Award

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James Burns, Waverley’s Apprentice Plumber was awarded the ‘Most Improved Student’ award by both Borders College and SNIPEF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employer’s Association) after passing his exams with flying colours. Our photo shows James with Lindsey Jefferson, our Property Services Manager, collecting his award at the SNIPEF awards ceremony held on 30th October… Read more »

New Emergency Messaging System Launched

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An innovative new messaging system entitled SB Alert has been launched by Scottish Borders Council in conjunction with Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and NHS Borders.  It is the first project of its kind to be rolled out across a local authority area in Scotland. SB Alert will provide individuals and organisations in communities across… Read more »

25th Anniversary Celebrations and Annual General Meeting

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Wednesday 24th September 2014 was a very busy day for Waverley Housing.  In the morning staff were out and about in the Wilson Drive/Fairhurst Drive area of Burnfoot undertaking various works, including door cleaning, as part of our commitment to “give something back” to the communities in which we serve.   In the afternoon we… Read more »

25th Anniversary Prize Draw Winner

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Mr W Moffatt of Hawick was the lucky recipient of the first prize in Waverley’s 25th Anniversary Prize draw.  Mr Moffat correctly answered that Waverley have installed 344 new heating systems so far this year. Our picture shows Waverley’s Howard Walker presenting Mr Moffatt with his £100 vouchers.

New Equipment for South Schoolgirls Hockey Association

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As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations we recently provided the South Schoolgirls Hockey Association with new equipment. Board Director Ian Baxter popped along to a training session at Tweedbank in Galashiels to present the equipment to Mary Weir, Chair of South Schoolgirls Hockey Association.   Both the Under 16 and Under 18 South hockey squads are… Read more »

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation

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We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2014, taking place 15th – 21st September. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are… Read more »

Langlee Community Carnival

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Waverley were proud to attend this year’s  Langlee Carnival which took place on Saturday 13th September at Langlee Community Centre.  The weather was kind and the Carnival was very well attended.  Waverley staff were on hand to answer questions and provide information on our services as well as inviting tenants along to our AGM on… Read more »

Waverley Donates Laptop to Community Cafe

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The recently opened Hawick community café, trading as “The Almond Tree”, were delighted to receive a donation of a laptop computer from Waverley Housing for the use of customers.  It is part of the charities vision that there will be a place inside the café which will be dedicated as an area where anybody can come… Read more »

Chief Executive Rises to the Challenge!

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Margaret Ross lead by example when she accepted her recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Revenge is sweet for Margaret as she has in turn nominated Waverley’s maintenance team to undertake the challenge. For those who may not have heard of this challenge, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a social media trend where participants throw a bucket… Read more »